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Police rescues 3, recovers arms in Abuja

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command has rescue of three victims and the recovery of firearms and ammunition, including 1 AK47 Riffle, 25 Rounds of ammunition following a security breach occasioned by armed robbery, shooting and abduction of some persons in the Kubwa Relocation Estate, off Arab Road area on Tuesday, December 6, 2022.

A statement by the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Josephine Adeh on Wednesday says the swift response of the Command lead to the feat and that investigation into the incident has commenced.

It says preliminary investigations however revealed that at about 7:30pm of December 6, 2022, some armed criminals came into the Kubwa Relocation Estate, shot two victims, one Oshodi and another Abdulwahab (both other names unknown).

According to the statement, the suspects while departing the scene, left with four victims, possibly, to enable them evade arrest by the approaching Police response team deployed to the area on quick intervention.

It says the two gunshot victims were immediately rushed to the hospital for medical attention but unfortunately, one of them, Oshodi could not survive as he was confirmed dead by the Doctor, while Abdulwahab is still being attended to.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Babaji Sunday  has called for calm, noting that the Command has since deployed intelligence and other operational asset possible to fortify security in the entire Kubwa area and its environs.

He assured residents that investigations have since commenced to identify the suspects and bring them to book, while ascertaining their mission and motives.

The Command urged members of the public to remain vigilant and promptly report any suspicion or untoward situation through the following numbers: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, and 08028940883, as well as the Public Complaint Bureau (PCB) desk, on 0902 222 2352

Writing by Annabel Nwachukwu